Friday, September 25, 2015

Thankful For A Friend Like You--The Card Concept 40

September 25, 2015

I am playing along with The Card Concept challenge!  I absolutely love the "Forest Friends" theme this week.  It gave me the perfect opportunity to use two of my favorite stamp sets from SugarPea Designs.  I also want to enter my card to the Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge.  The theme is "show us your smile"!  These little critters are so happy to be friends.  I think their smiles are precious!  

My base card is white.  (5 1/2 X 4 1/4)  The next layer is Basic Black. (5 1/4 X 4)  I used watercolor paper (5 X 3 3/4) for the top layer.  I used Tim Holtz Distress inks and a blending tool to create the night scene.  The star stamp is from Mama Elephant-Tiny Heroes.  I stamped the stars with Versa Fine ink and heat embossed them with white embossing powder.   The sentiment is stamped in black Versa Fine ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. 

Two hillside borders were cut with the Lawn Fawn Hillside Borders on watercolor paper.  Distress inks were blended on them.  They were adhered with foam tape.  The little squirrel and fox are from the stamp sets Foxy Friends and Nuts About You from SugarPea Designs.  A variety of Copic Markers were used and then I fussy cut them and adhered them with foam tape.  

Wink of Stella was added in spots on the little critters to make them shine.  

My style for the challenge is clean and layered.  Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.  I love to hear from you!

Wishing you a fantastic weekend!



  1. This card is so cute, love the little critters.

  2. It's so cute, Claire! Wow, you use distress ink perfectly!

  3. Oh my , those little guys are so super cute!! Your coloring with Distress inks is just gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

  4. Fantastic coloring of these cute little animals! Great card!
    Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

  5. Super cute card Claire!! Love the wee squirrels! Thanks for playing along with the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our "Show Us Your Smile" challenge!!

  6. Fabulous coloring on these little cuties! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

  7. Terrific little scene, Claire! Love your colouring/shading and fussy cutting!

  8. Such a happy little scene you created! Those wee fur balls are so adorable and love how you colored them! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  9. TOOT SWEET!! love those happy Squirrels:)
    Thanks for playing along at The Card Concept!

  10. Claire, this card is fabulous and your coloring is awesome!

  11. Great coloring job on your sweet critters.


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